How Being Mindful Can Help You Write Better Characters

You can never stop being a writer. You can stop writing, but there is a part of your brain that never sleeps, never stops observing, never stops scribing. This is an unconscious process for many of us, but to write novels that clutch people’s hearts, we must tap into that thought process. Today, I’m going to … Continue reading How Being Mindful Can Help You Write Better Characters

How to Make Readers Fall in Love with Your Characters

Recently I reviewed a few new writers manuscripts and found they were making very simple but fatal mistakes. The result was terrible: their characters left no impression on me. When we read a book, at most we want to fall in love with the characters. Not romantic love, but form a real connection to them—at a … Continue reading How to Make Readers Fall in Love with Your Characters